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21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. OSPI oversees the administration of the federal grant, Title IV Part B, which funds 21st Century programs for our students.

Program Guidance

Non-regulatory guidance from the Department of Education.

Professional Development

Trainings and materials.

Program Evaluations and Accountability

Grantee link to evaluation resources for 21st Century programs, including accountability reports and program evaluations.

You for Youth (Y4Y) - Visit the U.S. Dept. of Education's online community for 21st CCLC practitioners. Resources listed here are considered promising or best practices.

A Community Learning Center-is an entity that: Assists student to meet the challenging state academic standards. Reinforces and complements the regular school day academic program. Offers families active and meaningful engagement, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

The purpose is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that-Provide opportunities for academic enrichment.Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education.